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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Council OKs design work for drainage project (01/29/13)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston will get design work for a drainage project which should remove additional areas from FEMA's new floodplain maps. The Sikeston City Council approved during a special meeting Monday having Waters Engineering do design work for one of two drainage improvement alternatives presented...
Mentoring program (01/29/13)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A mentoring program for local high school health occupations students is giving them experience working with youngsters, but it's also reminding them that everyone is unique. In addition to their regular class curriculum, which includes learning medical terms and becoming certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, health occupations I students at Sikeston Career and Technology Center have become mentors at the Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center...
United Way surpasses 2012 goal with $112K (01/29/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way has wrapped up another successful campaign. As of this week, the organization reported it raised just over $112,000 -- 107 percent of its $105,000 goal -- during the 2012 campaign. "We're just thrilled to death to have had such a good response," said Glenna Shy, executive director of the organization. "I think our continued success just goes to show that we've got some dedicated board members that contact more and more people to give each year."...
Swatted down (01/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Their comeback bid fell just a tad short. Spearheaded by Mikala Nichols' scoring efforts, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs couldn't find a way to pull out a win against Twin Rivers Monday at the Sikeston Field House, 42-36...
Lady Bluejays hold on against Kelly (01/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After Saturday's 34-point loss to Twin Rivers, Charleston head coach Josh Thompson wondered how his girls would respond to such a poor outing. He got his answer Monday night when they Lady Bluejays held off a relentless second-half push by the Kelly Lady Hawks for a 75-71 win...
Lady Devils nab Oran in second half (01/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Julia Sutterfield led with 19 points and Ellie Sigman added 14 as the Chaffee Lady Devils defeated visiting Oran 48-34. Allie Cummins paced Oran (7-8) with 12 points. The Lady Devils (9-7) were down by two after the first quarter and then 21-20 at the half. But a strong second half -- outscoring Oran 28-13 -- rocketed Chaffee to the win...
Naomi Davis (01/29/13)
SIKESTON -- Naomi Ruth Davis, 92, died Jan. 27, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Harmony, Ark., daughter of the late Richard Scott and Edna Payne Allen, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. On July 10, 1937, at Cove Creek, Ark., she married Marvin Harold Davis, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1993...
Leonard Wrzesinski (01/29/13)
CHARLESTON -- Leonard Ronald Wrzesinski, 77, died Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1935, in Bay City, Mich., son of the late Louis and Helen Pinski Wrzesinski, he was a manager for NewPage Wickliffe Mill, retiring in 2006. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War...
Lannie Crawford (01/29/13)
BIRCHTREE - Lannie Crawford, 49, died Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Birchtree. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Frances Baker (01/29/13)
LAS VEGAS -- Frances Ellen Caldwell Baker, 90, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Nathan Adelson Hospice. Born Dec. 21, 1922, in East Prairie, Mo., to the late John George Caldwell and Norine Hauptman Caldwell Wilson, she lived in East Prairie until 2003 when she moved to her daughter's home in Las Vegas. She and her husband worked as interior and exterior painters and she was an active member of St. James Baptist Church...